DE How To: New Ways to Assign & Build Student Activities





So, you’ve found the perfect piece of content for your next lesson—now what?


Never fear, DE is here! Our new interactive tools help you engage students with our content by using it in creative ways with your daily lessons and assignments. Once you find a resource, be it activity, text, or interactive, you can assign it directly to students and even add context and instructions to guide them along. And students can access everything you assign right from their My DE homepage.

But if you’ve just found a compelling video to use, you’ll find even more options with the Build an Activity button. We’ve redesigned our Video Player to make it super easy to incorporate rich media into the learning experiences you design and deliver every day. From the new Video Player page, you can:




Create a Video Quiz

Create a Video Quiz by adding questions throughout the video. This is the perfect way to keep students actively engaged and check for understanding along the way, and track progress in real time. Launch Video Quizzes live or assign to students directly to complete at any time in the assignment window.


Assign a Self-Paced Student Activity

You can also assign a self-paced student activity in the form of a . Start with the video, then add context, instructions, or a short-answer question. Assign the single slide to students from here or add more slides, resources, and context to build out your lesson.

No matter which engaging option you choose, students can easily find and access the assignment on their DE homepage, and you can check the Assignment Manager found in Classrooms for their results. You can also change due dates or unassign from here as well.

No matter which engaging option you choose, students can easily find and access the assignment on their DE homepage, and you can check the Assignment Manager found in Classrooms for their results. You can also change due dates or unassign from here as well.

And don’t forget, every resource in Discovery Education is made for sharing! Use a unique URL to share via your learning management system (LMS), email, or other online location. Since our platform plays well with other popular edtech tools, you can easily share resources to Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams or embed them in assignments in Schoology, Canvas, Brightspace, or Infinite Campus.


 

We can’t wait to see the amazing lessons you continue creating with these new tools and remember to come back here for more tips and tricks from Discovery Education.